If you love mountain biking, you’ll love biking near Natural Bridge, VA! The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains are ready to be explored. So, get outside and enjoy all of the trails in our protected wilderness. You’re guaranteed to have an amazing adventure here!
Looking for more outdoor exploration? Request access to our Natural Bridge Vacation Guide! This free resource has everything you need to plan an unforgettable trip to the mountains, from the best restaurants to exciting activities!
Top 4 Spots for Mountain Biking Near Natural Bridge, VA
Family-Friendly Mountain Biking Trails Near Natural Bridge, VA
Natural Bridge State Park
When you stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the 188-acre Natural Bridge State Park in Shenandoah Valley. It boasts a 3.3-mile loop that allows both biking and hiking. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, and you’ll likely spot some wildlife.
Plus, this trail is great to get the entire family biking since it’s mostly a flat trail through the woods. Kids will admire the spectral of nature, a 215-foot-tall natural limestone arch once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Traverse down the 1.6-mile out-and-back Cedar Creek Trail after walking down 147 steps to reach the paved trail and cruise under this natural sight!
Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail
About an hour east of Natural Bridge in Piney River, the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail provides a full day of fun! The trail is nearly seven miles one-way, weaving over and along the river. Because this bike trail follows an old railway, it’s a flat, family-friendly ride. Get more out of the trip and stop to enjoy the river. There some also some local pear orchards and strawberry picking farms along the way.
Challenging Mountain Biking Trails Near Natural Bridge, VA
Glenwood, Mineshaft, Spec Mines, & Dody Epic Trail
If you’re looking for a trail that will put your mountain bike to good use, this trail is for you! It combines four different trails for 40+ miles of challenging backcountry with technical rock gardens, flowy singletrack, and fast downhills. You can easily make the trail shorter by removing a loop or two. The difficult trail is recommended for experienced cyclists, so we don’t recommend taking kids.
Douthat State Park
About 45 miles northwest of Natural Bridge, Douthat State Park boasts more than 40 miles of mountain biking trails. Challenging trails are open to both hikers and bikers, including Mountain Top trail, which is 2.4 miles, and Mountain Side, that’s 1.23 miles long. These trails are recommended for experienced mountain bikers.
Bike Rentals in Natural Bridge, VA
Shenandoah Bicycle Company
If you’re looking for bike rentals in Shenandoah, not look further. Shenandoah Bicycle Company offers high-quality fill suspension mountain bikes, performance hybrid bikes, or pedal-assisted electric bikes to rent while you’re here!
Roanoke Mountain Adventures
A 40 minute drive south of Natural Bridge, Roanoke Mountain Adventures has everything you need to tackle mountain or electric biking! In addition to bike rentals they also do guided tours which are great if you are new to the area and are hesitant to getting lost!
Rest Your Legs at the Natural Bridge Hotel
It’s easy to explore the best biking near Natural Bridge, VA, when you stay at our historic hotel. Start by reserving our Natural Bridge 2-Night Adventure Package. This special vacation package includes a two-night stay for the entire family (up to two adults and two children), breakfast each morning, and four tickets to the Caverns at Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge State Park, and Dinosaur Kingdom II. Use your Natural Bridge State Park tickets to bike the Blue Ridge Trail!
Then, come back to Natural Bridge Hotel to rest your legs. We offer comfortable Main Inn Rooms, Premium Second-Floor Balcony Rooms, Guest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. With more than 150 rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs!
Check our availability to start planning your trip to Natural Bridge!